Geeky painter girl who loves all things Whedonverse. Audio book addict. :D
Daughter of Shadow and Bone by Laini Taylor and Pleasure Unbound by Larissa Ione.
Decent performance - not exceptional, but not awful.
The performance would lead me to rate it a 2.5 rather than just a 2 overall.
I felt that the references to sexual violence were gratuitous and the plot was predictable (I guessed the killer(s) the first time they appeared). The romance between the female cop lead and the controlling rich playboy (who was actually a suspect for the first crimes) was the worst part of the story for me. Completely implausible and forced. If I'd been Eve Dallas, I would have punched him or at the very least told him off when he made his first advances. The author didn't seem to know her own character. I won't be reading any more of the 30+ books in the series. :(
I'm totally addicted to audio books! I listen when my eyes get too tired to read and when I am driving or just don't want to sit and read!
I doubt that I will try the author again, I just couldn't get interested in it.
I don't think this is a genre for me, so yes.
I didn't have a problem with the narration, so I am willing to try one of hers again.
Just disappointment...not my interest really.
I should have read more reviews before buying. I think this was a special deal and that's why I gave it a shot.
This is such a great introduction to an excellent series of novels. I love the way that JD Robb develops the characters in a way that they are real people. You start to feel like you know these characters and can anticipate their thoughts and actions because you become part of the story yourself. What joy to lose yourself in the series!
I love Mavis. She's one of my favorite characters - and though she never has as big of a role in the books as I would like - the role she plays is memorable each time - and Susan Ericksen brings her to life!
This was my first in the JD Robb "In Death" series and I quite enjoyed it. The mystery was compelling and the relationship between the oft praised Eve and Rourke did not disappoint. I'm looking forward to more in the series.
I would listen to Naked in Death again. It is very entertaining and fun to read. Lots of humor with a touch of sarcasm.
The plot had good suspense but is somewhat graphic.
I tried to read the book years ago but just could not get into it. Susan brings the characters to life and highlights the edgy humor.
This series is just great and I find them quite additive. I think the trick is that the characters are likeable and developing with every book. I'm still attempting to work out who the killer is and love it when I don't get it until I'm told.
The narrator makes the characters come to live and her accents are brilliant particularly the Irish...
Yes! This was a fantastic story and a great way to kick off the series! I'm hooked and have since finished the second book. Nore Roberts as JD Robbs is amazing. I don't know how she does it!! BUY THIS, you will not be dissapointed!
I would read another book by this author, but only if a friend recommended it. I was lukewarm about this one, but I've been assured that some of the other books in the series are better.
I figured out the "whodunit" fairly quickly and was mostly interested to find out if I was right. I was disappointed in the character development for the main character. Tough young woman in a man's world, crunchy exterior just begging for some tender-hearted rich guy to help her discover her softer side. I feel like I've read this all before...about a hundred times.
Overall I enjoyed Susan Ericksen's performance, but I found Eve Dallas' almost manly voice off-putting. Also, being from the south, the southern accents were ridiculously bad. But then again, they usually are.
The main character and how she solves crimes. I also like the futuristic technology.
Roarke seducing Eve.
when Roarke kept Dallas' button, it was liking seeing into the future.
Her many voices are so accurate to each character. she is amaizing. Roarke's voice is like melt in your mouth chocolate.